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Western Dental Enters Into Definitive Agreement to Acquire a DSO Supporting 63 Dental Offices in California, Texas, and Alabama

December 5, 2018

ORANGE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 5, 2018--Premier Dental Holdings, Inc., a parent of Western Dental Services, has signed a definitive agreement with The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® to acquire its Dental Service Organization operations, which currently support 63 offices in Texas, California, and Alabama.

The acquisition will add 36 supported offices in Texas currently branded South Texas Dental, 13 in Northern and Central California under the Access Dental brand, 8 in Northern and Southern California branded Blue Hills Dental, and 6 Vital Smiles offices in Alabama. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2018. Terms were not disclosed.

When complete, the transaction will bring to 312 the number of Western Dental and Brident supported offices in five states.

“These offices are an excellent strategic fit with our 249 existing Western Dental and Brident offices in California, Texas, Arizona, and Nevada,” said Daniel D. Crowley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Western Dental. “The offices of both firms have long shared the goal of expanding access to high quality, affordable dentistry, including for patients covered by Medicaid and, in California, Denti-Cal. The harmony of purpose and practice profile similarities between us will maximize continuity for patients, dentists, and staff as we welcome these quality offices into our Dental Home.”


Western Dental (with its affiliates, including Brident Dental & Orthodontics) is a national leader in accessible, high quality, affordable oral healthcare with approximately 2.5 million patient visits annually in 249 affiliated offices throughout California, Texas, Arizona, and Nevada. Its offices provide a convenient Dental Home where highly trained dental professionals provide comprehensive services that include general dentistry, orthodontics, oral surgery, pediatric dentistry, periodontics and endodontics. To learn more about Western Dental or inquire about an office in your community, visit www.westerndental.com or call 1-800-6-DENTAL.

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